As F1 2011 speeds towards its home straight with the sole remaining European outing at Monza and the final six 'flyaway' races, attentions are being increasingly divided between this year's title fight and next year's likely driver line-up - but in an ideal world, who would you like to see racing where in F1 2012?

With no change at Red Bull Racing - and probably not at McLaren-Mercedes, Ferrari or Mercedes Grand Prix either - the chief source of intrigue now is what happens at Lotus Renault GP, with the team palpably keen to see the convalescing Robert Kubica return, and Vitaly Petrov, Bruno Senna and Romain Grosjean all ostensibly vying for the second seat.

Sauber has reconfirmed both Kamui Kobayashi and Sergio P?rez for a second consecutive campaign, but there is uncertainty at many of the other midfield contenders. What we really want to know, though - and purely for a bit of fun - is who you would like to see racing where in 2012? Here is our choice...

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Red Bull Racing:

Sebastian Vettel - Young, successful, personable and dynamic; the perfect Red Bull fit Nico Rosberg - Deserves a better car than he has; a multiple race-winner in the right machinery


Jenson Button - The happiest he has ever been in F1, the 2009 world champion is in the form of his life at Woking Kamui Kobayashi - A swashbuckling hard-charger in the truest old-fashioned style; the ideal Hamilton substitute


Fernando Alonso - An archetypal Ferrari driver; if he perseveres with the Scuderia, success will follow Lewis Hamilton - Unlikely ever to happen, but wouldn't seconds-out, round two between this pair be great?

Mercedes Grand Prix:

Michael Schumacher - May not always fully justify it, but deserves to see out his contract...hopefully in style Paul di Resta - Mercedes' golden boy, has impressed many during his debut campaign in the top flight

Lotus Renault GP:

Robert Kubica - To finish the job that he started Heikki Kovalainen - The perfect foil to Kubica; fast, experienced and has worked miracles at Team Lotus


Timo Glock - Deserves to vault back up the grid again; at Virgin, his career is in danger of fatal stagnation Sergio P?rez - To build upon an encouraging rookie season thus far

Force India F1:

Felipe Massa - His time at the top may have come to an end, but would still be an asset to a midfield outfit Vitaly Petrov - A solid competitor, but probably not a race-winner in-waiting; a good match for Massa

Scuderia Toro Rosso:

Daniel Ricciardo - To fully learn the ropes in a semi-competitive car; this boy has a bright future Jean-Eric Vergne - Another Red Bull prot?g? demonstrating heaps of promise


Mark Webber - His no-nonsense approach would help to drive Williams back up the grid Nico H?lkenberg - Should never have been dropped in the first place; sadly, money talks

Team Lotus:

Rubens Barrichello - For his career swansong, to enjoy one last hurrah by moving Lotus up the pecking order Bruno Senna - To learn from the old master, and to establish himself as an F1 regular at a team synonymous with the Senna name

Hispania Racing:

Jaime Alguersuari - Clinging onto a race seat by the skin of his teeth; his speed would help HRT to progress S?bastien Buemi - Much-of-a-muchness with Alguersuari, to be honest; a solid pairing for F1's tailender

Virgin Racing:

Adrian Sutil - Virgin lose one fast German, but gain another; the experienced team leader Romain Grosjean - A low-key return to see whether or not the Frenchman can cut it second time around

So what do you reckon? Do our thoughts tally with yours, or would you shift the grid around rather more? Have your say about who you would place where in our comments section by clicking on the link below.